Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pimelodus

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Scientific NamePimelodus quadratus  Lucinda, Ribeiro & Lucena, 2016
Common Name(s)
Type LocalityPorto Nacional, rio Tocantins, Tocantins State, Brazil, 10°35'50''S, 48°24'21''W.
Pronunciationpim ee LOW duss
Etymology(Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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CompatibilityPeaceful but will eat smaller fishes.
Suggested TankmatesLarger active fish such as tetras, most barbs and gouramis. They can also be kept in groups but do not suffer from being kept singly. Angelfish and other ''graceful'' fish are sometimes bothered by this species' barbels particularly during "lights-out".
BreedingUnreported in the aquarium.
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ReferencesIchthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 27 (no. 4) for Dec., pp 339, Figs. 1, 2b.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Mar 12 12:38 (species record created: 2016 Nov 18 16:28)